A partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, Stéphane Caron specializes in intellectual property protection and enforcement. His practice focuses on copyright, trademarks, personality rights, privacy, and related aspects of media law. Stéphane provides strategic advice on contentious and non-contentious matters to a broad range of clients from entertainment companies and software businesses to manufacturers of motor vehicles, clothing, and other consumer goods. He also regularly advises public sector and not-for-profit organizations, including government departments, crown corporations, and professional associations. Stéphane represents clients before the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Trademark Opposition Board. A former chair of the firm's Copyright National Practice Group, Stéphane has extensive experience in advising clients on copyright policy and related regulatory issues. He is the current chair of the Copyright Committee of the Canadian Intellectual Property Institute (IPIC). Stéphane taught copyright law as an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa from 1998 to 2019, and he is a frequent speaker on developments in copyright and trademarks law.
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